Today I'd like you to meet Bridget Stegman, author of Summer Resolutions. Follow the instructions in the tab above to be eligible to win a $50.00 Amazon.com gift card.
Tell us about your book
Summer Resolutions is a collection of three short stories. Maggie Mortin is the main character. She is very neurotic and has great ideas that never turn out as planned. Things never turn out quite the way she plans. Afraid she will become bored during her summer vacation, she develops three resolutions: conduct educational research, save money and become more adventurous. As a result, she homeschools her children for a week, becomes a coupon-crazed penny pincher, and takes her children on a camping adventure.
What inspired you to write this book?
I just did it. I had been told by lots of people that I should try and write a book. However, I had trouble writing an entire novel. I got very frustrated and felt like a failure. I started working on short stories with subjects that I knew best. I also wanted to write something that would make people laugh and feel good as they were reading. Summer Resolutions isn’t a book that is going to change your life forever, but it will make you smile (at least that was my goal).
Do you have a favorite character?
Are any of your characters based on people you know in real life?
Maggie is based on my sister and me.
What kinds of things did you research to write your book?
Since I had quite a bit of experience with the messes Maggie manages to get herself into, I didn’t have to do too much research. However, I did research home schooling and the camping policies at Rocky Mountain National Park.
I have a lot of very creative readers. Do you have other hobbies or creative pursuits besides writing?
I love to take pictures and scrapbook. I always keep my camera with me at all times. I also love to travel with my family. In the past year, I picked up running after I was diagnosed with melanoma. I’ve never felt healthier in my life!
What’s on your nightstand (or kindle) right now? James Patterson’s Private and Sandra Dallas’ Whiter than Snow
Do you have any upcoming titles you’re working on? I’m working on another short story collection with Maggie Mortin. This collection takes place during the school year.
Where can we find your book?
My book is on Amazon.com